Ultimate accessory: MyQ Smart Garage Hub


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5
On September 3, 2019
Last modified:September 19, 2019

Summary:

A review of the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub.

Chamberlain’s MyQ Smart Garage Hub – MYQ-G0301 is considered to be the most popular accessory among garage door opener users. Most likely you even know someone who has it! So, let’s review this device and see what all the fuss is about.

Chamberlain MYQ-G0301
Chamberlain MYQ-G0301

Basically, what this unit does is that it enables smartphone control of the most of the major garage opener brands that are manufactured after 1993. Imagine that after 20 years, you can open your garage with your smartphone and you didn’t even need to buy a new garage opener!

This unit offer full control: real time alerts about garage door activity, opening and closing it anytime, anywhere and scheduling a closing at a certain time. Furthermore, you do not need to worry about safety as Chamberlain offers unmatched security against hacking and protects your data.

The installation is a piece of cake: first check if you gate opener is compatible with the MyQ Smart Garage Hub, then check your Wi-Fi signal, download the MyQ application, mount the Wi-Fi hub within 2 feet of your garage door opener, turn it on and connect it to the app. Now, you are ready to go!

Additionally, the unit works with Nest, can be voice controlled via Google Assistant, can assure extended control with Wink and even connect it to all your favorite apps and devices with IFTTT.

What’s in the box?

This package includes a Wi-Fi Hub, door sensor model MYQ-G0302, a power adapter, a mounting bracket, fastening strips for the door sensor, necessary hardware for the door sensor and a warning label.

Compatible garage openers

This accessory is compatible with the following garage door openers made after 1993:

Chamberlain – all models made after 1993 that have a yellow, purple, orange/red, or green program/learn button.
Craftsman – all models made after 1993 that have a yellow, purple, orange/red, or green program/learn button.
LiftMaster – all models made after 1993 that have a yellow, purple, orange/red, or green program/learn button.
Genie – all models made between 1996 and 2016 with Intellicode 1 or Intellicode 2 technology.
Linear – all models that use Megacode technology.
Overhead Door – all models made between 1996 and 2016 with CodeDodger 1 or CodeDoger 2 technology.
Rayno – all models that have a yellow, purple, orange/red, or green program/learn button.
Stanley – all models that have a program button and use SecureCode technology.
Wayne Dalton – only garage door openers that run on a 372.5MHz frequency.
Other compatible models: Access Master, AssureLink, BuildMark, Master Mechanic, Do-It, GarageAccess and True Value.

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The Pros

  • Most affordable
  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with any garage opener made after 1993
  • Access from anywhere
  • IFTTT applets
  • Voice control
  • Smartphone control
  • Wireless setup
  • Secure usage

The Cons

  • Not compatible with sectional garage doors that open sideways.

To Conclude

The MyQ Smart Garage Hub comes as a cold breeze on a hot summer day. It will refresh and innovate the way you manage and control your garage door opener. This ultimate accessory is there to make your life easier and to provide you direct monitoring from your smart device. It is compatible with many of the famous brands, just check if yours is on the list!